Definition of greenling in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgriːnlɪŋ


  • A spiny-finned edible fish of the North Pacific.
    • Family Hexagrammidae: two genera and several species, including the lingcod
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    • Gurnards, flatheads, scorpionfishes, greenlings, and sculpins live in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans.
    • An individual male kelp greenling may guard up to 11 egg masses simultaneously, although the average number is four.
    • During winter the painted greenlings go into a mating mode and the male turns very dark, while the female has dark stripes.

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